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BBC Radio interview

Listen to a chat with Briony, presenter Lou Hannan on BBC Radio Solent and Dominic Wong about book design and the Bournemouth Writing Festival.

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Bournemouth Writing FestivalBBC Radio Solent
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Goldust was founded in 2001 and is headed by Briony Hartley, an English graphic designer, typographer and colour consultant, who studied Typography at The University of Reading many moons ago. She is an author and Visiting Tutor in Graphic Design at Arts University Bournemouth.

‘Great design makes the world a better place, bringing joy and serenity to the chaos of modern life, guiding people to the information they need to improve their lives.’


‘At Goldust Design we know when to whisper and when to shout.’

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Experts in chic typography and clear printed communication, Goldust has worked with many wonderful historic institutions, publishers, authors and in-house teams, to get their design projects completed beautifully, efficiently, on budget and on time. We know how to discuss a brief, fine-tune the best solutions and collaborate with clients to create stunning graphic design which gets results. 

As book design specialists, Goldust Design has over twenty years experience in publishing and has designed 100s of books. From luxurious royal cookery books for Buckingham Palace and spacious art monographs for galleries, to novels for self-published authors, every project receives the same energy and enthusiasm.


Goldust has a passion for beauty and believes that design is not about the designer, it’s about you... the reader.


Goldust Design is based in Dorset, just a stone's throw from the beach in one direction and a train to London in the other.

Talks & Workshops


Briony is available for talks and workshops on graphic design and has attained Education and Training Level 3. She is a Visiting Tutor teaching book design, branding and running design workshops to undergraduate students. During the pandemic she has delivered lectures and held one-to-one tutorials over zoom, and completed assessments online.


She also speaks at schools and colleges about choosing art at GCSE and creative careers. She is based in Dorset and happy to travel.


Personal Tutorial

Would you like some supportive feedback on your design project?

Book an hour of Briony's time for discussion and design advice
to improve your own design skills.

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